Attorney: Lakers’ TCPA lawsuit coverage appeal loss likely won’t affect future filings

PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – In an Aug. 23 split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a case filed by Los Angeles Lakers Inc. against Federal Insurance Co. when the team attempted to obtain insurance coverage in defense of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit.

Lewis Wiener, a partner at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP in Washington, D.C., said the appeals court ruling likely will not affect the filing of TCPA cases in the future.